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Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Israel

By Dan Even and Ronny Linder-Ganz (Haaretz)

The debate over medical marijuana use in Israel has gained momentum in recent weeks, as evidenced by the vociferous attacks on Health Minister Yael German’s Facebook page and the protests outside her home last week, as well as the Knesset Health Committee discussion on the subject on Monday.Read More


French Students Stage 'Grossly Anti-Semitic' Play

By JTA

A French university has defended a student theater production which has been labeled “grossly anti-Semitic.Read More


Is Russian Weapons System on Way to Syria?

By Reuters

An advanced anti-aircraft system destined for Syria has not left Russia yet, but Israel will know how to act if it does, Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday.Read More


Israelis Suffer Abuse at Berlin Beyonce Gig

By JTA

An Israeli soldier said he was among 10 young Israelis who were subjected to an anti-Semitic verbal attack before a Beyonce concert in Berlin.Read More


Israeli and Palestinian Business Leaders Call for Two-State Solution

By Haaretz

About 300 Israeli and Palestinian business leaders called on their governments Monday to move swiftly toward a two-state solution and end the conflict between the two peoples.Read More


Yair Lapid Threatens To Quit Israeli Coalition Over Ultra-Orthodox Draft

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner threatened to quit on Monday unless bickering ministers agreed to a proposal to end wholesale military draft exemptions for Jewish seminary students.Read More


London Family Robbed of $30K in Precious Judaica

By JTA

Unidentified burglars stole approximately $30,000 worth of Judaica artifacts from a Jewish family in London.Read More


Can Computers Break Codes of Cairo Genizah?

By JTA

The Friedberg Genizah Project will use a high performance computer network at Tel Aviv University to break the codes of the Cairo Genizah.Read More


Smoking Rate Drops Fast in Israel

By Dan Even (Haaretz)

The number of smokers in Israel is continuing to decline, according to a Health Ministry studyRead More


Israel Bill Would Put Judaism Above Democracy

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

An Israeli lawmaker on Monday submitted a highly controversial proposal that would make Judaism superior to democracy in the State of Israel, amending a previous bill that was tossed by the Knesset before the last general election.Read More


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